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“nice, but expensive” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mariposa

Mariposa
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Ranked #53 of 265 Restaurants in Park City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: American, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Sterling Court
Description: The Mariposa's intimate setting including crackling fireplaces sets the mood for an extraordinary dinner at Deer Valley's premier dining establishment. Savor The Mariposa's tasting menu, dining the way chefs love to, exploring and tasting as many of the offerings as you desire. Each menu item is a tasting size portion, allowing you to enjoy multiple selections. Vegetarian specialities and gluten-free options are available. To complement your meal, pair wines from our list which consistently receives the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Wine pairings are suggested below and may be ordered as three ounce tastings or five ounce wines by the glass. For larger groups, the Cedar Room accommodates private parties of 13 or more and features the Mariposa menu.
NYC
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73 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“nice, but expensive”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014

A friend told us about this place. They had been there and thought we would enjoy it. The restaurant is in a ski resort so the setting is very rustic. There was a huge fireplace with real wood burning when we got there. Thankfully we were not too close to the fireplace. Every so often the log would pop very loudly. The place was also very dark. I'm getting old and I would like a bit more light so that I can read the menu.

We were greeted by our waiter and he explained the menu. He explained the entrees were all small and like tapas. He also said the average person orders 3-5 entrees. Doesn't sound too bad till you see that the prices are similar to what other restaurants charge for larger entrees. On the plus side the food was really good. I had 3 entrees plus desert and that was plenty.

They made a point to mention that they had just gotten a chef from Belgium who specialized in making cheese. The entrees with cheese that I did had were all very good. My favorite, the burgatta (sp?) was not made in house, but all the others were. The desert was also very good and just the right size.

As others have mentioned, the service was excellent. The waiter didn't hover over you but showed up when they needed to. Just the way it should be.

The only reason I gave it only 4 stars is because I thought the value, what you get for what you pay, is not that great.

  • Visited December 2013
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Park City, Utah
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Understandable why Mariposa has been rated #1”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2013

WOW, food and service was impeccable. Small plate menu is certainly the way to go. Scott was our waiter and he was truly wonderful. Highly recommend Mariposa for your next special dinner location.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Service and Food live up to hype”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

This place is billed as the top rated restaurant in Utah. I would believe that. All plates are small and meant to be eaten as a tasting. The food is inventive and fresh. The service is attentive and detailed but not overwhelming. The wine list is varied and not too overly priced for the quality of the food and given the locale. Some of our highlights were the Tomatillo and Chile Crusted Sturgeon Fillet, the Braised Niman Pork Belly, Baby Spinach, Grilled Gala Apples, the Seared Bison Fillet topped with foie gras and cipollini onion, st. andré cheese and a red wine reduction sauce, and the Quail Saltimbocca. Highly recommend.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Heber City, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best Dinner Ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

On Friday, April 5, 2013, we dined at the Mariposa for the first time. The menu was spectacular and the service was unsurpassed! I love the small plate concept. I ordered 3 items and that was more than enough to eat. The beggars purse was tremendous and the quail was very tender. The wine was a wonderful compliment to all that we ate. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Park City in the winter time. I will ALSO return!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Small plate menu a winner!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

This was our 5th time at Mariposa but our first time with the small plate menu. Excellent food and with 3 small plates - enough for most adults. It was our son's 21st birthday and they customized the dessert to fit the occasion. Excellent service, wonderful ambience.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank D C
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